Steps in becoming a patient at Greenleaf Compassion Center

1. Speak with your physician

Ask your doctor about using medical cannabis, decide with them if this is the right option for you. You must have a debilitating medical condition to qualify for the New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program. The use of medical cannabis is not for everybody, and having the support of your physician and family is a necessity.

2. Receive a recommendation

After speaking with your doctor about using medical cannabis you will need to acquire a recommendation from a NJMMP registered physician. If your current physician is not registered to the New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program, they may be able to refer you to one who is.

3. Register with the NJMMP

Upon receiving your recommendation for medical cannabis from a NJMMP physician you can begin to register as a patient with the program. Registering with the program can only be done online at The certification process requires multiple steps and documents, including a $200 initial registration fee, some may qualify for a discount with proof of approved government assistance. For patients who wish to have someone come to our dispensary on their behalf, it is possible to assign a caregiver. They will need to follow the same procedures to register.

(see below on how to navigate and register as a patient through the state website)

4. Receive your MMP card in the mail

You will receive an email informing you of your approval into the the New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program. Your state issued MMP license will arrive via certified mail in approximately 7-10 day after. Patients are asked to call the state’s customer service line at (609) 292-0849 to inform them that their cards have arrived.

5. Call us for an appointment

Once you have your medical cannabis card please call us, (973) 337-5670 for an appointment. We are open and there is no waiting time. We look forward to being able to serve you.